The Woman in the Library

- Sulari Gentill

Goodreads Book Blurb:

In every person’s story, there is something to hide…

The ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is quiet, until the tranquility is shattered by a woman’s terrified scream. Security guards take charge immediately, instructing everyone inside to stay put until the threat is identified and contained. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers, who’d happened to sit at the same table, pass the time in conversation and friendships are struck. Each has his or her own reasons for being in the reading room that morning—it just happens that one is a murderer.

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My Review:

***Thanks to NetGalley and Poisoned Pen Press for an eARC of this book. The following review is my honest reflection on the text provided.

solid, good read:
4/5
A murder mystery within a story within an email correspondence – The Woman in the Library builds suspense masterfully on many levels.

The Woman in the Library is much better if you go in blind, so I won’t be giving any of the story away, but I will say that I was hooked from the beginning. Well, to be honest, in the beginning, I thought there was something wrong with my eARC as it starts with an email from an early reader to an author. But, trust me, there isn’t something wrong with your book – it will all make sense very soon.

I love to claim that a book is predictable, so it pains me to say that I changed my mind about the murder mystery aspect at least three times. I eventually figured it out, but it took me much longer than I’m proud to admit. Nevertheless, both elements of the narrative twisted together wonderfully to build suspense and intrigue.

Unique and difficult to put down, I would highly recommend The Woman in the Library.

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